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to leave. president obama was in the oval office when he got the word that mubarak had stepped down. and he watched on television some of the celebrations gripping cairo. >> the people of egypt have spoken. their voices have been heard. and egypt will never be the same. >> events unfolded so fast, mubarak had to scramble to keep up. mubarak was supposed to resign yesterday, and protestors were angry when he didn't. protest leaders are looking to the future. they're thrilled with mubarak's decision to leave. but they say they're not leaving the square until democracy fully takes hold in their country. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> you're looking live now at the celebration in the streets of cairo after the resignation of president hosni mubarak. wjz is live outside the egyptian embassy in washington, d.c. jessica kartalija is there and talks to people who are celebrating. >> reporter: good evening, everyone. egyptians we spoke with say they left their jobs to come here to the embassy today. they say they just wanted to be with their own people, celebrating a
on to the school's cafeteria. >> reporter: on the day he rolls out his blueprint, president obama chose parkville middle in baltimore county as the backdrop. >> right now, this school, parkville is preparing our kids for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. it's a school that nurtures what students are passionate about. >> reporter: the president sees the school as a perfect example of what other schools should focus on to compete in a global economy. the school's principal couldn't be more pleased. >> it means that the students need to work hard, you can make it in life. that's the message we send, we need to be prepared for high school and we need to work hard and the message shows that. >> reporter: the students say that the president inspired them to work hard and stay focused. >> i'm interested to see what the budget does. i'm really, i like science. >> it was a great experience to see the president. >> reporter: students say it was incredible. there was something about president obama that shocked them. >>> all right, jessica, thank you. >>> stay with us for the complete coverage on th
as they prepared to take off. he was released unharmed. >>> president obama is doing what millions of americans have struggled to do. he has given up smoking. but is his love affair with tobacco really over? >> reporter: it's one decision that seems to have everybody on president obama's side. >> even though i'm a republican, go, obama. >> i think it's great. >> reporter: after spending decades as a smoker, the president is no longer lighting up. his wife michelle obama revealed tuesday that her husband hasn't had a cigarette in almost a year. white house spokesman robert gibbs says the president was able to quit with the help of the first lady and aides who also stopped smoking. >> to try to quit smoking to try to overcome the physical addiction that they have. they do it not just because they want to but because others want them to. >> reporter: about 46 million americans smoke. and brain research has shown nicotine is powerfully addictive. three out of four smokers who try to quit relapse within six months. >> reporter: even president obama admitted in 2009 to taking the occasional puff. >>
in the fraud are his former auditor and members of his staff. >>> president obama is reaching out to a member of his staff. >> president obama called the parents of the slain agent to express his condolences. special agent jaime zapata was shot. another agent in the car was shot twice and is now recovering in a mexican hospital. president obama told zapata's family that he served the united states admirably. and his country was grateful for has self service. >> although mexico is seeing record levels of violence, due to a crackdown on drug cartels. experts say attacks on u.s. officials is rare. >>> a showdown, as both sides of the aisle look for the best way to fix the nation's looming budget deficit. by scaling back or shutting down hundreds of government programs. but president obama is firmly against some of those cuts and says if they hit his desk, he'll veto them. the obama administration scored a big victory today with a close house vote, canceling a costly fighter jet program. republicans did not include any military jets in their budget cuts. >>> still have not told congresswoman gabr
, where you have tonight's cbs money watch update. >>> president obama is calling on the business community to, quote get in the game. speaking to the chamber of commerce, the president said u.s. companies should help the economy by investing nearly $2 two trillion collecting on their balance sheets. he also promises to cut back on regulations that are a burden to consumers.. >>> aol is buying the huffington post website. tell create 117 million users a month. founder arianna huffington will become chief editor of all huffington and aol content. >>> ford says it is doing so well, it will step up production. sales alt ford rose 9% last month. >>> airlines may be headed for $600 million in weather-related losses. this triggers the most since 1987. that's your money watch. for more headlines, just head to cbsmoneywatch.com. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. >>> we have a brand-new member of the we'll team. meet riley quinn. sharon gibala delivered the healthy baby girl. we're told both sharon and riley are doing great. no crying going on. that's our cheap sound effects in the ba
the army stands by and apparently does nothing. president obama is calling for calm. >> reporter: the streets of cairo, rupted into an all -- erupted into an all-out battle for egypt. even firebombs, which lit up downtown streets. chaos after forces attempted to break up the nine-day-long uprising against egypt's leading. the new president should stay and finish his term says this pro-government protestor. tuesday, mubarak pledged to step down in september, instead of seeking re-election. but protestors want him out now. >> i told mubarak. you have to leave. >> reporter: the white house condemned the new wave of violence and turned up the pressure on mubarak to start the process of leaving office sooner rather than later. >> that was yesterday. because we said, now we meant yesterday. >> reporter: cbs news national security analyst juan zerati says the white house is treading carefully, aware other allies in the middle east are watching carefully. >> not just how mubarak and the military views president obama and the regime. but also how other allies in the region view u.s. stayi
. >>> president obama unveiled his 3.73 trillion dollar budget plan. joel brown reports for wjz. the president defended what was included in the plan, as well as what was not. >> reporter: the president spent much of the news conference, fielding questions on what he chose to leave out of his budget plan. social security and medicare. >> this is going to be a negotiation process. >> reporter: republicans have blasted the proposal for its record $1.65 trillion deficit. and for the fact that it doesn't cut social security or medicare. the government spends more on those items than anything else. but they say even though democrats and republicans are far apart, they will find common ground. >> i'm confident we can get social security done. by parties coming together, making some modest adjustments. >> reporter: the president says his plan is just the first stage of the budget debate, focused on stabilizing the deficit. >> reporter: republicans argue the president's cuts don't nearly go far enough. pointing to the $3.73 trillion price tag. >> the president has presented a budget dripping in red in
wounded in the southern city, when someone threw a grenade into the crowd. president obama condemned the violence and is shaping up to be another foreign policy test for his administration. charlie d'agata, wjz eyewitness news. >> bahrain is the key american ally that is home to the u.s. navy's fifth fleet. >>> a stunning twist in a violent baltimore county home invasion. vic is in the newsroom with the latest on the case. >> reporter: the homeowner killed the attacker. now, police say the homeowner's son helped plan the robbery. officers arrested william bozman jr. the homeowner surprised cook by shooting and killing him. officers in florida found bozman after a warrant was issued for his arrest. and now he's facing a handful of charges. kai, back to you. >>> bozman is being held without bond until he is back to maryland to face the charges. >>> chaos. a worker shot during a robbery. it was a breaking news story today at noon. gigi barnett has the search for the shooter. >> reporter: police say shortly after day break this morning, two suspects walked up to the gas station attendant
president obama shook on stage was mark kelly. he is the husband of congresswoman gabrielle giffords who was shot outside of tucson last month. >> i want gabby and mark and her entire family to know that we are with them for the long haul. and god is with them for the long haul. >> reporter: gifford was on the hearts and minds of many at the national prayer breakfast in washington. the audience was filled with members from both sides of the aisle. her husband mark brought the event to an end with a closing prayer. >> the last month has been the hardest time in my life and the hardest time in my family's month. >> reporter: congresswoman giffords' staffers are carrying on the work here on capitol hill. >> reporter: what allowed me to be here, by the way, is gabby's gabby's condition. it continues to improve. every day, she gets a little better. >> reporter: kelly, an astronaut in houston is based a few miles from the hospital in houston. he ended the prayer breakfast with one simple request. >> please, please continue to keep gabby's thoughts and prayers in your heart. it is really helpin
. >> reporter: the obama administration has walked a diplomatic tightrope with its egyptian ally. a special envoy reportedly told mubarak that the the u.s. sees this as an end. >> earlier, the u.s. state department ordered nonessential u.s. department to get out of egypt. >>> pressure to reform is mounting on other arab states, fearful the protests and violence could spread. the king of jordan and the palestinian authority announced they'll soon hold elections that have been delayed for years. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> and we're following some breaking news on this very situation. president mubarak is making a statement right now, saying that he will not seek re- election. much more on this breaking news coming up on wjz at 5:00 and 6:00. and make sure you watch the cbs evening news with katie couric tonight. katie will lead cbs news coverage live from egypt, right here on wjz, tonight at 7:00. >>> they have been called intrusive and inappropriate. and they've even prompted a lawsuit. vic carter is in the newsroom now with news of a new airport scanner being tested
. he face as budget deficit of a half a billion dollars. >>> bad news for president obama. his approval rating is dropping around the city. here in maryland 57% of the state's residents think the president is doing a good job. that's the third highest in the country. >>> a harmful chemical tested in maryland. mary is following the news from the newsroom. >> reporter: 17 pounds of agent orange were released from 1974 to 1983. wjz first told you in a special investigation in november, the army is now trying to fight claims that the chemicals cause a cancer cluster among people who live near by. officials have not found higher rates of cancer near fort detrick than the rest of baltimore county. >> agent orange was used during vietnam. >>> researchers are finding out that blueberries can bring down your blood pressure. >> reporter: this lab is where much of the work was done. freeze-dried blueberries mixed into a drink. >> we were looking at the antioxidant benefits. but we do not have enough studies to support these findings. >> reporter: so researchers set out to uncover more information
killed, 15 others are in custody. president obama gave the green right to use force against the pirates if the pirate lives were in danger. this morning, officials were informed of the killings. >> we are going to honor their memory by creating partnerships to bring these criminals to custody. >> reporter: for some reason the quest decided to break off and go at it alone. >> we don't know and now unfortunately we may never know. >> reporter: joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >>> the victims remains are on board the uss enterprise along with 15 pirates under arrest for their deaths. >>> holding on to hope, it's been eight weeks since felicia barnes disappeared. >> reporter: felicia's family and friends are holding a vigil. she was last seen at her sister's apartment in northwest baltimore. her father is holding on to hope she is still alive. >> we believe she is still being held against her will. and we believe -- we know that she will be home soon. >>> tonight's vigil starts at 7:00 at new christian bible baptist church on northern parkway. >>> there's a reward for information leading to
in the united states for years. >> reporter: president obama was told about this before the arrest wednesday. >> reporter: he entered the u.s. in october of 2008 on a student visa. he had written in his journal that he had applied for and received a specific scholarship that allowed him to come directly to the united states and helped him pay for his plan to bomb targets here. to appear in federal court on friday. if found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in a u.s. jail. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> the fbi says aldasary planned to hide the bombs in baby carriages and dolls. >>> funds frozen. libya's long-time leader blames osama bin laden for the unrest. denise is in the newsroom to explain. >> reporter: today, moammar moammar gadhafi says al qaeda is exploiting libya's young people and putting hallucinogens in their coffee. gadhafi supporters now control most of the eastern part of libya. thousands of americans hoping to flee managed to get on large ships or make it past the violence at libya's airport. one of gadhafi's cousins has defected to cairo. rumors of his daughte
for wjz. the obama administration is alarmed over the violent ambush. >> reporter: the streets around pearl square in manamma are quiet. bahrain's capital is in lockdown. protestors are driven out, when police storm the camp overnight. riot squads fire tear gas and rubber bullets while many protestors were asleep. at least four people were killed and more than 200 injured. the military is warning it will take all necessary measures to keep the peace. foreign ministers from the gulf cooperation council met for an emergency session to discuss the unrest in the region. bahrain said police action was necessary to pull the state back from the brink of a sectarian abyss. the tiny kingdom is a strong american ally in the gulf region and home to the u.s. navy's fifth fleet. washington officials are expressing concern. >> we call on restraint from the government to keep its commitment to hold accountable those who have utilized excessive force against peaceful demonstrators. >> reporter: in libya, activists had declared this a day of rage against long-time leader moammar moammar gadhafi. but p
in towson. he admits to leaving the toilet. he even goes as far as to say that president obama and governor o'malley give him permission to do so. they found the toilet to be harmless. >> davis is also charged with making a false statement on facebook. he has more coming up tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >>> a defenseless dog set on fire. it is a disturbing crime. and today, there is no resolution. derek valcourt has more on the outcome of the trial that was nearly two years in the making. >> reporter: a hung jury forced the judge to declare a mistrial, in what many considered to be a landmark animal cruelty case in the city. >> jurors could not agree on whether travers and tremain johnson lit the dog on fire. some hope it will have another trial. >> i'm surprised the case went as far as it did. because the evidence was just not there. it was a waste of state money. there's other serious crimes that that money needs to be used for. >> reporter: one of the jurors said the group was 11-1 in favor of conviction. the one holdout had reasonable doubt that it was, in fact, the twins captured on grainy
. president obama has been working the phone from the white house. he's consulting with world leaders on a package of sanctions that would punish libya's government for the crackdown. >> we are initiating a series of steps to pressure the regime in libya to stop killing its own people. >> as libya fights, they are vowing to leave. cell phones showed thousands camped out waiting to evacuate. and after this, the ferry carried hundreds of u.s. citizens carried them in malta. glad to be safe as the revolt takes a deadlier turn. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, the united states chartered planes and ferried hundreds that took libya out today. >>> state assembly has approved a controversial budget measure. despite the defeat, die-hard demonstrators stage another day of protests against the bill. it strips public workers of their collective bargaining rights. the measure is now in the hands of the senate. but it can't take action until one of the 14 demonstrators come back to work. those senators say they will not come back to work until there is a compromise on the bill. if the bill
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